Spotify has moved to formalise the process by which major and independent labels pitch for slots in the Browse section of its service, with a quota-based system applying to global and local playlists. The new system at least creates a more transparent structure for the former group of curators, with Universal, Sony, Warner and independent labels (through Merlin) getting a set amount of slots to pitch playlists for, which hopefully will give those playlists a better chance of building an audience on Spotify.

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